Programming director, living in New York

Michelle Grey loves her job with a rare enthusiasm. “Every part of my job is AMAZING. I’m the programming director of an incredible new space called Neuehouse, and I’m in charge of creating the calendar of cultural events for members–talks, discussions, performances, gallery tours, readings…and more.”

“Every week I meet with artists, curators, magazine editors, directors of museums, innovators, musicians – all to talk about how we can collaborate together on creating something smart, engaging and unexpected,”
working with artists of all kinds it feels fitting that her style inspiration comes from Alexa Chung, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Chloe Sevigny.

To keep in the know on the very latest, Grey keeps upto date on The Gentlewoman, Another Magazine, Self Service magazine, Nowness.com, contemporaryartdaily.com, highsnobiety.com

She’d never bib her “wedding dress – it’s filthy, so I can’t imagine anyone would actually tuck it anyway :)” and is hoping to add some Mara Hoffman pieces to her wardrobe this summer. And since, we always like to take recommendations from a girl in the know, we took notes on her reading list and playlist as well. “My public-facing answer is probably Catcher in the Rye. But secretly, my favorite book is The Happiness Project.” As for music, she says “I know I’m almost a year too late – but I’m obsessing over Ellie Goulding’s album Halcyon. I also love Kylie Minogues new song “Skirt.” You know what they say down under, ‘You can take the girl out of Australia, but you can’t take the Aussie out of the girl!’”

When asked about a proudest moment in her career, Grey turns to a charmingly self-deprecating story instead. “Hmmmm, not sure – but I can tell you the most embarrassing….being asked to look after George Clooney, and offering to give him and his group of friends free drinks for the evening at an event that had a free open bar – what an idiot. How do you recover from that you ask?–By drinking the entire bar myself!”